Whether you want to pick up ingredients for suppu kandja, or you think keeping a few scotch bonnets in your fridge will deter your roommates from midnight raids on your leftovers, check out Adja Khady. This wholesale market on 116th Street right in the heart of Le Petit Senegal sells halal meats and fish, as well as Senegalese imports like baobab syrup, spiced coffee grounds, and a whole lot of palm oil.
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When you can’t find what you’re looking for at big chain grocery stores, head to the 29 spots on this guide.
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Chez Maty Et Sokhna
Chez Maty Et Sokhna is a quiet Senegalese spot where you should pick up dibi lamb and spring rolls on your way to St. Nicholas Park.
Patisserie des Ambassades
Les Ambassades is a Senegalese spot in Harlem where you should sit outside before or after getting a pastry from their bakery next door.
Hills Kitchen is a West African spot in Bushwick serving things like chicken with joloff, dense meat pies, and a variety of rich stews.
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Eataly Downtown is the corporate mall version of the one on 5th avenue, but it’s useful for a sandwich at lunch or a drink if you’re killing time.
La Savane is where you go in Harlem for some casual West African food like lamb shanks, plantains, and couscous.
Teranga is a counter-service West African spot that’s a great option for lunch or a casual dinner on the border of the Upper East Side and Harlem.
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